ABA Journal

Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Former Texas lawyer accused of bilking clients for at least $20M is sentenced for ‘Ponzi-type scheme’
Feb 23, 2024, 09:42 am CST

Leaving kids home alone wasn’t endangerment, state supreme court says; ‘no parent can shield a child from all risks’
Feb 22, 2024, 03:22 pm CST

Contracts imposing $50K in liquidated damages for lawyer departures lead to suspension recommendation
Feb 22, 2024, 01:17 pm CST

Lawyer’s ‘intimidating and degrading conduct’ was ‘a business model of sorts, based on fear,’ state supreme court says
Feb 22, 2024, 09:53 am CST

Defendant acquitted by reason of insanity can’t be retried, despite inconsistency, SCOTUS rules in Jackson opinion
Feb 21, 2024, 03:13 pm CST

Coca-Cola delivery man who used slurs as result of Tourette syndrome loses disability suit after job transfer
Feb 21, 2024, 12:37 pm CST

Biden administration releases proposed guidelines for student loan hardship
Feb 21, 2024, 10:48 am CST

ABA law school accreditation not necessarily needed to take Indiana bar exam, top state court decides
Feb 21, 2024, 09:10 am CST

Law prof who wrote about ‘the law school scam’ settles discrimination suit for $160K
Feb 21, 2024, 08:19 am CST

Suit accuses Sullivan & Cromwell of employing ‘creative but misleading strategies’ that aided FTX fraud
Feb 20, 2024, 04:00 pm CST

Court scolds Weil partner for brief found to ‘incorporate by reference’ nearly 2,000 words from another document
Feb 20, 2024, 01:34 pm CST

Baker & McKenzie can be sued in Chicago for work by Russian entity, Illinois appeals court affirms
Feb 20, 2024, 11:19 am CST

Convicted man detained in wrong prison before murder trial is freed because of ‘anti-shuttling’ provision
Feb 15, 2024, 03:51 pm CST

Former McElroy Deutsch CFO faces criminal charges for alleged $1.5M embezzlement
Feb 15, 2024, 02:10 pm CST

Lawyer has filed more than 1,000 class action suits for alleged debt-collection violations
Feb 15, 2024, 01:05 pm CST

Judge ‘pantomimed something similar to a lap dance’ on public defender’s wife at outing, ethics complaint alleges
Feb 15, 2024, 11:51 am CST

Former Wilson Elser partner didn’t show chronic fatigue entitled him to disability coverage, judge says
Feb 15, 2024, 09:35 am CST

Prosecutors blame disclosure of attorney-client texts on ‘cavalier legal representation’ by ‘Rust’ armorer’s lawyer
Feb 14, 2024, 02:55 pm CST

ABA asks federal judiciary to drop term ‘court-appointed master,’ citing negative connotations
Feb 14, 2024, 12:10 pm CST

NAACP-trained nonlawyers may provide limited advice to tenants facing eviction, top state court says
Feb 14, 2024, 09:47 am CST

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